We were tired of must have or essential plugins roundups, so we created a detailed blueprint on what goes into running a WordPress Blog. Below is the list of all the Plugins, Tools and Services, we use on WPKube.
The Best publishing platform for running blogs – Free and easy to use. Most of our sites are running on WordPress.
We use WP Engine for three main reasons – site speed and scalability and security.
This is the theme framework that WPKube runs on. Genesis is popular due to its speed, possibly the best integrated SEO control and robust back-end.
Google Analytics provides great analytics and tracking tool. A Must have tool for any type of website.
Feedburner is the service that we use to manages our RSS Feeds.
WordPress SEO by Yoast plugin improves the on-page SEO by adding Title Tags, XML Sitemaps, Indexation rules and more.
Contact Form 7 is the best contact form plugin available for WordPress. We use it show the contact us page on our website.
We use GetResponse for list building. It has some nice of set of tools that offers a detailed statics report about our Subscribers.
Akismet is not the best anti spam tool but it has everything that one needs to combat spam attacks.
AuthorhReview is an excellent plugin to add hReview and Rating support based on schema.org.
Backup Buddy is an all in one solution for backup, restore and migration. It backups our entire site to Dropbox every week.
It adds an extra security by restricting the rate at which failed logins can be re-attempted from a given IP range.
We are using nRelate plugin to show the related posts with thumbnails. It is by far the best solution for showing related posts in WordPress.
Pretty Link empowers us to quickly and easily manage the affiliate sales efforts in WordPress.
Ninja Popups is excellent lead generation plugin for getting engaging subscribers.
We use a number of plugins to improve the Comments functionality. Here’s the list of all the plugins we use.
Adds a floating bar with social media buttons (Facebook, Twitter, G+ and Linkdin) that changes based on browser size and page location.
This excellent plugin allows us to add syntax highlighted code in the blog posts without having to modify the code at all.
We are not a big fan of JetPack plugin, so we use the free Gallery Carousel plugin built by Syed Balkhi.
Hello Ajax Tabs is a premium widget plugin for WordPress. We use it show the tabbed widget in sidebar.
We use Buffer app to schedule the links on the popular social networks.